New Equip: Need VSP and Filter Advice


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Jan 12, 2018
Waco TX
I'm having our equipment pad professionally re-plumbed... also upgrading the pump to a variable speed pump and replacing our DE filter with a cartridge filter. The pool builder said he "has a pump in stock" but I would rather choose the equipment I want. Can someone recommend which VSP and filter would be best for my 15k gallon pool? I like the idea of the single cartridge filter and have read on here the Pentair IntelliFlo VSP is a great pump? I would like to provide the pool builder the exact models/sizes to be installed.


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Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Most available is the Pentair VSF. 011056. A minimum 300 sf filter. Best a 400 sf.
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Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

I would be suspect of any pool builder that has a pump in stock after our "big freeze", which used up half the parts in the US.. and all the parts in Texas..

I am a highly biased Pentair kind of guy, so I agree with Marty. Any of Pentair's IntelliFlo pumps EXCEPT the one with the SVRS option should work fine. The bigger the filter the less you have to clean it. I suggest one of the 4 filter versions as the cartridges are light enough to carry around even when wet and dirty. Cartridges should last 10 years..


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